A documentary, “The Cohasset Snuff Film” titled after this shocking video that has become legend, wants to shine a light into the dark corners of Cohasset. An investigation into what could turn a 17-year-old teenager into a cold-blooded voyeur, and how one simple video could forever change a town. The third feature film by Writer/Director Edward Payson A Documentary about "The Cohasset Snuff Film" containing real snuff footage taken by murderer Collin Mason himself. Expected to release October 31st, 2012.
“The purpose of this documentary is to show the massive change that this video effected in the town of Cohasset. To examine, the original video footage that Collin made, weeks before the murders. Combined with interviews by people connected or involved with this story. Families, fellow classmates of Collin’s, the victims, and the police officers”. In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped. Collin uploaded the video to the Internet, and for three days, the world viewed the murders of these three innocent teens. Through legal action, the parents of the victims were able to remove all footage from the Internet. The impact of this video is still being felt in Cohasset today. Bootleg copies of this footage are still passed around and downloaded through illegal means. The video has become infamous, and is now referred to as The Cohasset Snuff Film.